Scale-out NAS solutions

Efficient network attached storage expansion

Take the cost and complexity out of sizing and deploying network attached storage (NAS). Our scale-out NAS solutions prevent overprovisioning for future business demands, enabling you to easily increase performance and capacity — independently and non-disruptively — as your needs evolve.

Based on Dell storage arrays and Dell Fluid File System v3 (a scale-out clustered file system), Dell scale-out NAS solutions can be optimized for:
  • High performance: Leverage linear performance scaling up to 495 K SPECsfs OPS
  • High capacity: Scale a single namespace up to 2 petabytes (PB)* with support for serial attached SCSI (SAS), nearline SAS, Fibre Channel and solid-state drives (SSDs)

File-based workflows — such as those in life sciences, medical imaging, oil and gas production, and video surveillance — need the flexibility that Dell scale-out NAS solutions offer, including:

  • Heterogeneous environment compatibility (with support for NAS and SAN protocols)
  • Independent capacity and performance expansion
  • Services to help with installation, configuration and integration

Our proven hardware platform ensures reliable and efficient operation with:

  • Snapshot and replication: Optimizes data recovery with precise recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO)
  • High-availability configuration: Dual active/active controller architecture and cache mirroring provides reliability for business-critical workloads
  • Deduplication and compression: Eliminates redundant data and reduces capacity required for common enterprise file data by 48 percent.*

Dell scale-out NAS solutions come ready to deploy and can be configured with Dell:

  • NAS appliances
  • Compellent SC or PS series storage arrays
  • Networking switches
  • Racks, rails and cables
  • Software
  • Services and support*

Contact a Dell expert to discover the scale-out NAS solution ideal for your organization.

  1. The Dell FS8600 with Dell Fluid File System v3 supports up to 2 PB in a single namespace.
  2. Based on May 2013 internal Dell analysis of the Dell FS8600 NAS appliance with Fluid Data Reduction, using real-world home share environment comprised of Office (21%), .GZ (19%) and flate (19%) files, among others.
  3. Availability and terms of Dell services vary by region. For more information, visit Dell.com/servicedescriptions.